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BCCI plans two U-19 teams to play Bangladesh, Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: With the U-19 World Cup barely 4 months away, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has deliberate a resumption of U-19 worldwide cricket in November. There was no U-19 cricket because the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020.
TOI has realized that the BCCI is engaged on internet hosting a match wherein the board will area two groups and invite reigning U-19 champions Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The U-19 World Cup is scheduled to be performed in West Indies in January-February subsequent yr.
The BCCI is slated to start out the primary home U-19 one-day match with the Vinoo Mankad Trophy within the third week of September, which will probably be adopted by a Challenger Trophy to shortlist the gamers for the World Cup. “The board often arranges a number of U-19 collection – each residence and abroad – to arrange a crop of U-19 cricketers for the World Cup. The pandemic has hampered the traditional course of. It is essential for the younger boys to have some worldwide expertise,” a prime BCCI official instructed TOI.
NCA head (cricket) Rahul Dravid likes to offer gamers ample alternatives earlier than pruning the listing of gamers. This time, nevertheless, there will probably be simply two home tournaments. “This is the reason the board has considered fielding two groups. Bangladesh are a tricky opposition in U-19 cricket. This match assistance will take a look at out the gamers,” the official added.
The board is but to announce the names of junior nationwide selectors. The committee is predicted to be determined by September first week.
In the meantime, the state associations are scampering to finalise their U-19 squads. They’re all within the trials stage. The groups must bear a seven-day quarantine earlier than the Vinoo Mankad Trophy.



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